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Bewnans Ke: The Life of St. Ke

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In 2000, a sixteenth-century manuscript containing a copy of a previously unknown play in Middle Cornish, probably composed in the second half of the fifteenth century, was discovered among papers bequeathed to the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.
This eagerly awaited edition of the play, published in association with the National Library of Wales, offers a conserva
Hardcover, 488 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by University of Exeter Press
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Jackson Cyril
Oct 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An utterly fascinating play in 15th century Cornish which begins as a rather dull religious debate between a Saint and a Cornish chieftain and which ends up as a riveting Arthurian romance. This manuscript, discovered in 2000, allows us to study for the first time this wonderful play. Fans of the Bard will find phrases here which Shakespeare would later etch onto our own language: the lines beginning "over hill, over dale..." from Mid-Summer Night's dream for example, are here seen in the Mediev ...more
Heather Jones
May 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The available corpus of medieval Cornish is small enough that a new addition is a cause for great rejoicing and this is the first new significant find in the last half century. Like much of the Middle Cornish corpus, this is the script of a play focusing on religious themes ... although rather delightfully, the latter part of the text then skips to an entirely different work with Arthurian themes. The presentation is given with an edited version of the original text and an English translation on ...more
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